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In Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, Early Surgery May Help

Early aortic valve replacement may improve survival in patients with severe, asymptomatic aortic stenosis, according to a study published online March 20 in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes

For patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac condition, a cardiac-specific comorbidity index outperforms generic indexes for predicting mortality, according to study published online March 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion

Cardiovascular mortality rates among middle-aged adults are lower in counties in states that expanded Medicaid, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2019 Scientific Sessions, held from April 5 to 6 in Arlington, Virginia.

Computer Model Predicts Risk for Ventricular Arrhythmia in ARVC

A new model can predict the risk for incident ventricular arrhythmias in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy, according to a study published online March 27 in the European Heart Journal.